Personalize Exodus 20:3-17 (The Message), by speaking your name in every blank.
__________, no other gods, only me.
__________, no carved gods of any size, shape, or form of anything whatever, whether of things that fly or walk or swim. Don’t bow down to them and don’t serve them because I am God, __________’s God, and I’m a most jealous God, punishing the children for any sins their parents pass on to them to the third, and yes, even to the fourth generation of those who hate me. But I’m unswervingly loyal to the thousands who love me and keep my commandments.
__________, no using the name of God, __________’s God, in curses or silly banter; God won’t put up with the irreverent use of his name.
__________, observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Work six days and do everything you need to do. But the seventh day is a Sabbath to God, __________’s God. Don’t do any work—not __________, nor __________’s son, nor __________’s daughter, nor __________’s servant, nor __________’s maid, nor __________’s animals, not even the foreign guest visiting in __________’s town. For in six days God made Heaven, Earth, and sea, and everything in them; he rested on the seventh day. Therefore God blessed the Sabbath day; he set it apart as a holy day.
Honor __________’s father and mother so that __________ will live a long time in the land that God, your God, is giving you.
__________, no murder.
__________, no adultery.
__________, no stealing.
No lies about __________’s neighbor.
No lusting after __________’s neighbor’s house—or wife or servant or maid or ox or donkey. Don’t set __________’s heart on anything that is his/her neighbor’s.
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